Doctor Strange Director Scott Derrickson Breaks Silence On Leaving The Multiverse Of Madness

by Jeremy Spirogis
Doctor Strange Director Scott Derrickson Breaks Silence On Leaving The Multiverse Of Madness

There was a shake-up behind the scenes on a serious, upcoming Marvel Studios movie, and we’re nonetheless sort of scratching our heads over what went down. Scott Derrickson, the director of the unique Doctor Strange, revealed that he wouldn’t be returning for the introduced sequel, Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness. Shortly after the information broke, Derrickson took to his own Twitter feed to disclose the traditional motive WHY he’s leaving the challenge.

“Creative differences.” But that’s what has us shaking our heads. Because from what we understood, Derrickson was instrumental in figuring out the place the comply with as much as his personal Doctor Strange was going to go. He’s an unique director returning to his franchise for a second story. Wouldn’t he and Marvel have spoken about WHERE they deliberate to go collectively earlier than getting thus far?

On prime of that, there’s already quite a few attention-grabbing issues that we learn about Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness that talk to the notion that there needed to be a number of conversations about plot and construction, so what did Scott Derrickson disagree with? For instance, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, from the stage of San Diego Comic-Con, revealed that the plot of the upcoming Disney+ present WandaImaginative and prescient, would affect the story in Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness. And to that finish, Elizabeth Olsen was going to reprise her position as Wanda for the big-screen Strange sequel.

That’s nonetheless occurring, proper?

Fans on-line are making quite a lot of noise about an interplay that occurs throughout that above panel on the 1:15 mark. Derrickson is saying that he didn’t need to come again for a sequel simply to do one other sequel. He wished to dip into the “gothic, the horror, and the horrific,” claiming that he supposed to make “the first scary MCU film.”

The crowd went nuts. And apparently somebody shouted from the sequel presumably being R rated, as a result of Kevin Feige, standing subsequent to Scott Derrickson, pointed on the fan and acknowledged:

Could this be what drove the 2 aside? Derrickson needed to know that Marvel Studios wasn’t going to let him go R rated with a blockbuster that’s going to open the Summer Blockbuster Season of 2021. But it’s an odd interplay on stage. Almost as odd as what occurs subsequent. They introduce Benedict Cumberbatch. He comes out and hugs Feige… and ignores Derrickson. Not saying there’s unhealthy blood, but it surely performs bizarre now that we all know they’re now not collaborating.

The different level being, if Feige already is aware of that WandaImaginative and prescient feeds into this story, and he has his leads solid (although no villain solid as of but), does that make discovering a alternative a little bit bit simpler? The template appears to be in place, and Derrickson – for all his nice contributions to the Doctor Strange film – isn’t tied as intently to the tone of the collection as James Gunn was the Guardians. A alternative is feasible. Now we simply need to know who it’s.

There’s already a rumor that Marvel Studios would possibly simply deliver over Matt Shakman, who is difficult at work on WandaImaginative and prescient as we converse. His directing credit additionally embrace Fargo, The Boys and Game of Thrones.

We’ll hopefully know extra quickly, as a result of Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness is on monitor for a May 7, 2021 launch date, and we don’t actually see that altering. What are your ideas on how this has all performed out?

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